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  • University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • Davis
Individual Feedback 3 60 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 51
Negatively 5
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
5.25 59

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.69 58

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
9.27 60

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 7
25 minutes 31
30 minutes 15
35 minutes 0
40 minutes 0
45 minutes 0
50 minutes 1
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 5

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 57
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 32
In a group 25

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 53
Closed file 3

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
3.56 57

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Cannot disclose" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pick a disease and explain how the concept of One Health would apply. (I was intent to pursue public health)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What back up plan do you have for if you were kicked in the knee by a horse and could no longer practice equine medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific diseases Food safety Veterinarians look for in a slaughterhouse" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of the vaccinations you'd give to the typical dairy cow? (I'm food animal)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question - regarding a dying dog that you can save but the owner can't afford to and there is a crying little girl hugging the dog." More from this Member | Report Response

"I have some back ground with cattle breeding so I was asked "Can you describe for me an estrous synchronization protocol." And my stupid ass asked do you want a more expensive or cheaper to which he replied why not both." More from this Member | Report Response

"Give an example of a drug you've administered in the clinic." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you react if one of your most important clients asked you to euthanize a perfectly healthy puppy because it didn't meet breed standards?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we pick you over the other applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the use of animals in research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you go about monitoring anesthesia? (This was one of my responsibilities where I worked)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have I ever considered working in human medicine instead of vet med" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is my status on horse slaughter?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you noticed a classmate who is a good friend of yours cheating on an exam?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked me about 10 questions, but started with: What have you been doing since submitting your application and where do you see yourself 10 years from now? (this was the "icebreaker" question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What two body systems do equine veterinarians often see problems with?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you been doing since you applied? Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Is there any feline infectious diseases that humans should worry about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's on a CBC?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you been doing since you applied in Fall?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not human medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see yourself doing 5-10 years down the line?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what have you been doing since you applied" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you been doing since your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think we should pick you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question regarding euthanasia of a healthy animal." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you want to be ranked in the class of 131 students? Are you competitive?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a vet?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you been doing since you submitted your application last September? (This was the first question asked and pretty much determined the direction of the next half of the interview)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you been doing since you applied?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UC Davis?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would I handle a client that did not want to euthanize their pet that was obviously suffering?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the symptoms of an elephant with salmonella?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done since submitting your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of your strengths?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you avoid burnout?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a client came into your office and told you that they were moving out of state and couldn't take their cat so they wanted to euthanize the cat? ADOPTION IS NOT AN OPTION. " More from this Member | Report Response

"what is the physiological pathway of emphysema?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you adjust to being just one of many students again? (I've been out of school for a number of years)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you implant ''neuticles'' on a castrated dog?" More from this Member | Report Response

"would you eat dog?" More from this Member | Report Response

"''What have you done since finishing the application?''" More from this Member | Report Response

"what should we tell the adcomm to convince them you should be accepted?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What motivated you to switch careers?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you been doing since you submitted your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why vet med? Where do you see yourself in ten years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you feel about animal research?" More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"cannot disclose" More from this Member | Report Response

"A client shows up with her cat asking for it to be euthanized. Her child was scratched by the cat and the family pediatrician insists that the cat be put down. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Views on use of animals in research" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you use to sedate a horse? (This was my only clinical question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How to tell age of sheep and what you look for in a good ram" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you justify being a veterinarian to animals who are essentially being raised for slaughter? What about veal calves?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your learning style and how do you think this will fit in with our new curriculum?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you caught a fellow classmate cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do if you see someone cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name an instance, in school or in clinical experience, where you took it upon yourself to learn something more about something on your own?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you say to someone who is concerned about the use of antibiotics in food animals?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are typical vaccines for horses? (I'm equine track)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are stem cells used in veterinary medicine today? (I did research in a lab that used stem cells)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are my views on the Iditarod (I worked in Alaska one summer on a completely unrelated topic -- this was my "ethical question.")" More from this Member | Report Response

"Am I cognizant of the timeline I face for the career path I wish to take?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you consider yourself to be a team player?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything that you hoped we would have asked you that we didn't? What makes you memorable/why should we pick you for our program? (ended with this one)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to do equine when most of your experience is SA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your goals for 5 years after graduation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is an issue that concerns you in shelter medicine? Can you take this issue you just described to us and apply it to an area of equine medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss some current topics in veterinary medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some current issues in veterinary medicine? How would you react if you were instructed to do something differently in the VMTH than how you were taught in the clinic you worked at as a vet tech?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why vet med?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you been doing since you turned in you application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What were your grades in Fall semester, what are you currently taking?" More from this Member | Report Response

"ethical question regarding euthanasia" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you manage the clinical rotations (since I have little clinical setting experience)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Euthanasia ethical question" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you destress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of the qualities a good Veterinarian?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What were the most rewarding and most difficult experiences you've had in vet med?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time when you had to overcome a particular challenge in your life." More from this Member | Report Response

"How long have you known you wanted to be a vet?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do I see myself 5 years from now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about animals being used in research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we choose you over someone else?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you be interested in learning about food animal medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What should we tell the adcom about why we should accept you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you think you would be a good candidate for emergency or critical care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"where do i see myself in 10 years" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give us an example of a difficult client interaction you've had." More from this Member | Report Response

"What should we tell the committee about you when it comes to deciding who gets in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is your greatest weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"''Do you have any questions?''" More from this Member | Report Response

"ethical question on lab animals, terminal surgeries, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself 5 years after you graduate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in ten years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your greatest strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell us about your experience at..." More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"cannot disclose" More from this Member | Report Response

"What percentage of emerging diseases are zoonotic?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why is a DVM necessary to your career goals? (research)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about an equine related issue that vets deal with." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us why we should make a spot for you in the class of 2016." More from this Member | Report Response

"A political question regarding a controversial area of vet med (non-anesthetic dentals). I work for a current CVMA official so it was sort of expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you didn't get into Davis this admission cycle what would your plans be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you study in groups or alone?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Walk me through breeding and whelping of a canine patient. And an equine? (my experience was in repro)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Since most of my experience and emphasis was equine would I have a problem learning primarily about dogs/cats in the first 2 years of veterinary school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you like most about your time studying abroad in Spain?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one question you wished we had asked you but haven't?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Since you're interested in academia, you could probably accomplish your ultimate goal without a DVM. So why do you want to get a DVM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were to evaluate the effectiveness of treating a tendon with stem cells, where would be a good place to start this project? (I did stem cell research/treatment work summer 2009)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your country of origin." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about animals being used in research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about animal ownership vs. guardianship? How have you prepared yourself for the rigorous academic challenges of veterinary school? (note, I had low GPA)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What drug would you give a dog who had eaten rat poison? Followed up with: what is rat poison? (ie what is the name of the toxin)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you didn't get accepted to any veterinary schools this cycle? What would you do if you saw someone cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about things that you wish we'd ask, and why should we pick you for class of 2013?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How is West-Nile spread/transmitted? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why vet med? (I'm non-trad, career changer)" More from this Member | Report Response

"what area of vet med and your future plans" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you work better in groups or individually?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to destress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain the vaccination protocols used for cats at the clinic where you worked." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe the most interesting/memorable case from your experience (at a small animal practice)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question regarding the euthanasia of a healthy animal." More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you cope with the heavy course load of veterinary school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any pets?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do I feel about the first two years being primarily core classes?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Suppose you have a patient whose time you feel has come, but the owner refuses to euthanize. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you ready to handle vet school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about acupuncture and alternative medicines?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the role of the veterinarian in society?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the zoonotic diseases that you vaccinate for at your clinic? " More from this Member | Report Response

"why should i be accepted?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were to get a dog, what kind would you get?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you treat a sick, but illegally owned ferret?" More from this Member | Report Response

"where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what will i do if i encounter difficulties in my studies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we select you over someone else?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths and weaknesses and why should we pick you over all the other applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about injecting alcohol into horses tails? Leg soring in Tennessee Walkers? How would you react to a client who wanted you to do these things?" More from this Member | Report Response

"where do you see yourself in ten years?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What type of clients were the most difficult for you to work with at the emergency hospital?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you defend the use of animals in research to PETA advocates?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about an interesting medical case you assisted on, and the prognosis." More from this Member | Report Response

"What did I do last Sunday." More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your favorite movie?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your research and then asked actual follow up questions that actually showed they were interested!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What animal do itallian's consisder to produce the best mozzarella cheese? Turns out a water buffalo. Follow up with why do you think that is? Higher fat % in the milk." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with the feral cat problem?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the programs in place for BML horses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do we vaccinate horses and humans for tetanus, but not cats? (I didn't know this one, but they told me that it's because cats have a localized reaction and typically don't experience the neurological effects like horses/humans" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want us to know that hasn't been asked?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are there jobs available in the area of vet med I wish to pursue?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Am I cognizant of the timeline I face for the career path I wish to take?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What color is a Korat? (note: my research experience is in feline genetics, and I had mentioned the Korat as a breed of interest in a study I was involved in)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Define 2 nouns for me. "Sarcoid" and "Hinney." (I am equine track so this made sense)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do to solve the unwanted horse problem?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know some viruses that cause equine encephalitis?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about golf. (I had put golf down as an EC activity)" More from this Member | Report Response

"They had me discuss the possible change in terminology from "pet owner" to "pet guardian" and possible legal/malpractice implications of this change. I didn't really know specific details on that topic but it was definitely interesting to think about!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How has the economy affected the animals you see coming into the hospital you work at?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does A mean to you? Ranking in classes? (I have a high GPA)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the most important concern for veterinarians today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk us through surgery, what techniques were used, drugs used and how were they administered (I had performed surgery before outside of the US)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question regarding how I would respond to a sick flock of turkeys with an infectious disease. How would I tell the media and animal rights activists that want to interview me about my reasons for culling. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What does geochemistry have to do with vet med? (my research area)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a recent astronomical event?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose Anthropology major for undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"An ethical question involving what I would do as a zoological vet in response to a situation like the tiger escape at the San Francisco Zoo." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why don't they do the genetic breed test on purebred dogs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would I handle techs at the VMTH doing things differently than I am used to?(I have a lot of tech exp.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's Boyle's Law?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Stock questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there a need for vets in the field of canine reproduction (i had done a lot of work in that field)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us pro's and con's of all the areas of animal experience you have had. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time where you had to handle a difficult client" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to blow off steam?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was my best and worst animal experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How exactly do you behavior test a rat?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you implant ''neuticles'' on a castrated dog? " More from this Member | Report Response

"would you eat dogs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All the questions were centered on my experience and where I want to go in my career." More from this Member | Report Response

"something particular from my past life I wrote about in my essay" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your bread-and-butter client wants you to inject alcohol into the tail of his horse. Would you do it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked me a lot of questions about eahc of my experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you train Przewalskii's horses to urine for you to collect samples?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if you caught another student cheating, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you justify people spending exuberant amounts of money of veterinary care for their pets when many third world countries lack basic human healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethics of using primates in research vs. other animals" More from this Member | Report Response

"Scenario: your largest client has you out at the farm and his wife asks you to euthanize a Rhodesian ridgeback puppy that was born without a ridge. What do you say? (This was my only ethical question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a recent event that will show us you are a lifelong learner." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was so long ago I don't remember the rest of them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Give an example of a drug you've administered - I had prepared for EVERYTHING - vaccines, ethical things etc, but I hadn't worked as a technician in over two years and completely blanked on this question. Woops." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the last line in the book the Tale of Two Cities? (Be prepared that anything you mention you may get asked more detailed questions about!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked about food animals and antiobiotic use (i had no experience with food animals). I just told them how I would go about finding the answer." More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked me about my low GRE scores and what I had done to do better on the exam, why I felt my score was low, etc. (they congratulated me for being a first generation college student)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Stem cell question - I blanked :(" More from this Member | Report Response

"To be honest, I was prepared for most of them because they had come up in previous interviews, or were obvious things to ask." More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked a question asking me about applications of my past work to dairy cattle production medicine. I know nothing about cattle!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you feel you were unsuccessful last time you interviewed (two years ago), and what has changed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a 17 year old girl brings in her 20 year old pleasure horse who will need serious surgery due to colic and may experience complications afterward and the girl cannot afford surgery what do you tell her? Follow-up questions: Does your answer change if the horse is only 5 years old?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is an internship/residency and what do you get out of it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none were really that difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"What track will you be? (holy cow, I really struggled for some reason to answer this!!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle a situation where a mistake made by yourself or one of your staff members resulted in severe injury or death of a patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we select you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your opinion on cosmetic surgeries such as ear-cropping, tail-docking, and de-clawing? (Not really a hard question, but my nerve got me)." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could change the model for your curre do research project (my masters thesis work) and money was no object, what would you differently? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some current issues in vet med?" More from this Member | Report Response

"ethical questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you necropsy a bird? (I forgot a few things)" More from this Member | Report Response

"all were about the same" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain my poor grades. I was expecting the question but had no idea how to answer it, anyhow." More from this Member | Report Response

"(Follow up question): But what if a person who wants to euthanize his healthy dog doesn't listen to any of your suggestions and says he will go shoot the dog unless you agree to euthanize?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a vet?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself ten years from now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why get a DVM and not a research degree when that is where most of your experience is from?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we accept you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would I do if I noticed a student cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Um, what's Boyle's Law? (I couldn't remember on the spot.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we choose you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why I should be accepted over someone else" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about using live animal subjects?" More from this Member | Report Response

"An ethical question involving staff euthanizing the wrong animal" More from this Member | Report Response

"What should we tell the rest of the admissions committee about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths and weaknesses as a student?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the physiological pathway for emphysema?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about dog breed bans?" More from this Member | Report Response

"your greatest weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"''How are you going to deal with industry values differing from what you value as a vet?''" More from this Member | Report Response

"something particular from my past life I wrote about in my essay" More from this Member | Report Response

"Hectic day in the clinic, two horses are crashing and you give one of them the wrong medication, which causes his death. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If some clients came in with a dog that had been hit by a car, but they had no money, what would you do? What would you say to them? THey have really bad credit. The little girl is crying..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN prep, read Bernard E. Rollin's "An Introduction to Veterinary Medical Ethics", looked up interview questions online, found Medial School MMI questions online and used them as guidance, etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"Went to interview workshop. Studied current issues in public health. Reviewed my research/personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN interview feedback, practice interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read lists of questions and thought about the answers. Also, I made a list of key points I wanted to bring up." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock Interview with a professor and talking about questions with my gf." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interviews with professor, practicing with friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over SDN interview questions, knew my application inside and out, and ran through in my head all of my experiences and how each of them could be applied in different situations." More from this Member | Report Response

"Already had had multiple interviews elsewhere, read SDN questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Went over practice questions, discussed what anyone who had they experience that I had should in general know (i.e. if you want to be a food animal vet what are the basics: vaccine protocols, zoonotic dz, what can decrease milk production, etc)" More from this Member | Report Response

"This site. practice interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"Practiced with anyone who would practice with me, I even bought a veterinary ethics book that was really interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, DVM360, doolittler.com, and I reviewed concepts from past work and research I've been involved in." More from this Member | Report Response

"Practiced questions on SDN. The best preparation is having had two prior interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my application materials, watched the online panel, read SDN interview feedback." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview, read feedback, read application, thought about what I did last time." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN feedback, practiced some questions by myself (not out loud), had 2 previous interviews (the ultimate practice), researched some issues in vet med." More from this Member | Report Response

"Go over the list of Davis interview questions, current events, AVMA" More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read application, practiced out loud." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read practice questions and answered them out loud. Bought a really expensive suit." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked to a LOT of current students and other interviewees about their experiences. Reviewed my emergency tech booklet which didn't really help very much (haha). Kind of reviewed AVMA website/journals for "current topic" ideas, although I totally panicked and forgot most of them during the interview. Thought a lot about a "pick me!" statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through SDN, current issues." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read sample questions and SDN interview review, reviewed my application and research, read a vet ethics book." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn interview feedback, davis sample interview questions, reading over my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, orientation session, interview workshop webcast, read over VMCAS application" More from this Member | Report Response

"feedback from doctors, friends and family, reviewed past questions, prepared answers ahead of time" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews. Trolled this website, dvm360, and dolittler for current events. Practiced out loud example questions from uc davis interview email. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, looked over their suggested questions, talked to students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading SDN feedback, going to interview workshop/orientation. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, reviewed my application, talked to Veterinarians, tried to catch up on some of the important issues in Vet. Med. Also, thought about some of the ethical questions I knew I was going to be asked." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read Interview Questions from various sites." More from this Member | Report Response

"-Mock interviews -Researched current issues in vet med -Spoke with current students -SDN feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read sample questions, read current events, talked to professionals in the field, answered the questions out loud to people." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read practice questions, freaked out a bit, then calmed down." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read about the school, reviewed sample questions, followed current events, reviewed app." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed list of interview questions, talked to myself outloud, watched the Oscars." More from this Member | Report Response

"Wrote out responses to questions given to me by a current student." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had sample questions that I had received in an email from Davis. I also prepared by reflecting on past interviews and talking to other veterinarians." More from this Member | Report Response

"practiced with pre-professional adivsors, friends, family, read all questions last year's freshman were asked." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked with a lot of vet students, attended the orientation, saw the pre-vet advisors, read up on the AVMA website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Went over the questions my student ambassador sent me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I reviewed questions that were sent to me by a student embassador and made sure to answer them honestly." More from this Member | Report Response

"read the website, talked to alumni" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed application, practiced with sample interview questions, reviewed websites for school information and current veterinary issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed application, thought about meaningful experiences, formulated answers for typical ethical questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"re-read my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read interview questions, went to the workshop, reviewed my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"read interview questions, read up on diseases" More from this Member | Report Response

"Practiced, reviewed application, went for a jog, tried to remember to breathe..." More from this Member | Report Response

"read over my application and personal statement, read sample interview quesitons." More from this Member | Report Response

"Look up background info on the school, practice interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"practice interviews with vets, read up on current issues (made an outline), looked over my application, pretended to sleep, wore clean underwear." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Professionalism" More from this Member | Report Response

"All the interviewers and faculty were very positive, supporting, encouraging, and warm. They all understood the confusing and new nature of the MMI and kept saying "there are no right answers", which made it a LOT less stressful. I was very impressed with how down-to-earth the faculty was and weren't trying to be intimidating at all. They really seemed to listen to and respect the interviewees/applicants." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews had some challenging questions, but all were fair. I feel like the interviewers really took the time to get to know me as a person." More from this Member | Report Response

"The low-stress atmosphere of the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice everyone was." More from this Member | Report Response

"Brand new instructional facility was gorgeous and everyone was extremely nice and personable. Vet bookstore is right on vet campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"admissions staff are very nice and did a great job of calming me down before the interview. Also had words of encouragement afterwards as well.Interviews seemed genuinely interested in me." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were very nice, admissions office was very friendly, the academic buildings are pretty and newish!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewers were extremely nice and they really just want to get to know you." More from this Member | Report Response

"They were very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"They really worked to minimize my stress in the interview process" More from this Member | Report Response

"THe interviewers are super, super friendly. I felt very comfortable throughout the entire interview despite shaking in my boots before it. The students are really friendly as well." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything - how friendly everyone is, the brand new classroom facilities, and the amazing educational opportunities the school has to offer!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was so friendly and the facilities were newer and nicer than I had expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty members gave a lot of feedback during the interview, it seemed." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the staff and the interviewers! They made me feel so much more relaxed before and during my interview. The interview workshop/orientation was awesome as well. The facilities are gorgeous and the 1st year students who hosted everything were awesome." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty was so helpful and enthusiastic and the great attitude of the current students. Everything was fabulous." More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice the interviewers were. They could have attacked me with regards to my low GPA, but they didn't. Everything was worded so kindly and sincerely. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The freaking gorgeous Valley Hall, lecture rooms, anatomy and microscope labs. I also liked the covered lameness workup area and the large animal barns! Also, everyone was incredibly friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great new buildings with new lecture halls, labs, meetings rooms for each class. Hospital and classrooms are always open to students." More from this Member | Report Response

"How detailed they got into asking the questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers based their questions around my specific areas of interests and goals, rather than just listing off generic questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"UC Davis impressed me OVERALL!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was really relaxed and conversational (for the most part) and the admissions staff were really friendly and welcoming. I liked that they took a photograph of applicants when they come in to put the face to the name during their decision making process." More from this Member | Report Response

"friendliness of staff, new facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice the facilities were, how nice the vet school campus was, how quickly the interview went by. The secretarial staff. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is flat out amazing. Everything was great." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were very laid back. Student hosts were friendly and enthusiastic." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were really friendly and nice. I was extremely nervous before, but I walked out of my interview happy and relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"You can bring your dog to school" More from this Member | Report Response

"The student orientation (two weeks before my interview.) This was a great opportunity to tour the campus, talk to students and faculty, and calm some of those pre-interview jitters." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was friendly and encouraging, especially the current students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was really laid-back. The facilities are beautiful." More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the opportunities for hands-on learning and the large number of residencies available." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Jazz music played during wait." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were so relaxed and very friendly. I felt like they really wanted to get to know me as a person, and really cared about what I said. Also the facilities are AMAZING!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was conversation like, it flowed and made sense, which made it easier to feel at ease and follow the flow. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities are brand new" More from this Member | Report Response

"EVERYTHING! The best facilities, the best professors, happy students, great use of technology, great reputation. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The comfort level provided by the interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities were pretty nice... weather was fantastic... davis seems to be a very pleasant city" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were very relaxed - it felt more like a conversation about my experiences than a grilling" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers and the receptionist made a point in making me feel comfortable. Everyone was very pleasant and professional. Even students smiled as me as I passed by, probably bc I stuck out like a sore thumb in my all-black garb." More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities were amazing! also, the interviewers were extremely nice. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The new facilities were great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"the faculty - i think they gotta be the world's best. the research is impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly the interview was" More from this Member | Report Response

"In depth tour, lots of new facilities, curriculum has lots of electives. The faculty and students are all really friendly and great." More from this Member | Report Response

"The new facilities and the tablet they require (it's really cool), the laidback attitude of the faculty, all the activities the students do together outside of vet school" More from this Member | Report Response

"the interviewers were all very nice and treated me like a peer." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Tour - the facilities look very outdated" More from this Member | Report Response

"Stress and stigma" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was actually a little disappointed with the other applicants and the current veterinary students, as well as how limited the tour was (didn't get to see a lot of the school). It was probably because of the environment and that we're all competing for a position at the school, but some of the other applicants seemed very competitive and not that supporting. The current veterinary students also did not go out of their way to welcome and talk to the applicants, which was very surprising to me because my undergraduate experience was very different. I was also disappointed with how neutral the students giving the tour were. They weren't super enthusiastic, focused, or warm towards the applicants. Yes, they were polite but there's more to that." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some facilities are quite old and stale. I wish they'd have done tour groups on the day of the interview, not the weekend before interviews start (I can't make two trips!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"That there really is no welcoming by the school to the interviewees. It was basically heres your interview and go home. It would have been much more inviting if there was a tour or someone there to talk about what Davis had to offer. In general the people as a whole weren't as outgoing and nice as other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really really really wish I could have gotten a tour of campus/hospital or met with students or professors or SOMETHING other than my 25 minute interview. My student host buddy thing had class all day, as expected, so I couldn't meet up with her at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, I was very impressed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Absolutely nothing - this is by far my first choice school and I would be honored to attend!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was concerning to me that my student guide talked about the large animal barn possibly being closed due to budget cuts." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lack of communication before my interview invite, but basically everything else was amazing and I love Davis and have nothing negative to say." More from this Member | Report Response

"Budget cuts making fees go up and overall cost of attendance :(" More from this Member | Report Response

"Absolutely nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Difficulty contacting admissions during the entire process. Excessive use of powerpoint during lectures (personal pref-- I tend to zone out if too much powerpoint is involved)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"Admissions office is relatively unresponsive before you get an interview. They are incredibly nice and helpful come January/February, though. Also, my interviwers did repeat 2 questions (from the beginning) towards the end of the interview after we went on a big tangent regarding performing surgery. I think they forgot where we were and then they were trying to decide amongst themselves what else they wanted to cover in the remaining time" More from this Member | Report Response

"A bit intimidating!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions office is very curt and will downright lie to you about what is going on, as if it were some big secret. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewers were not all veterinarians." More from this Member | Report Response

"Kind of short interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was windy, but I suppose that's not the school's fault." More from this Member | Report Response

"How long they make us wait to find out.(I'm just impatient)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lack of knowledge about my application by interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tour guide said they need more buildings and they are behind building. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing. " More from this Member | Report Response

"My student embassador didn't show up for my tour of the facilities so I have to go back myself and ask for another tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"very short interview. very business like... seemed they didnt really want to be interviewing me. the tour was not aimed at vet students... it seemed like a general public tour (ie: explaining that the blue drapes are for sterility purposes)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour guide at the interview workshop didn't seem very enthusiastic" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tour guide during the previous week's Interview Orientation was not very enthusiastic. When someone asked her if students were happy, she did not say yes. Yikes! Maybe she had a lot of exams that week." More from this Member | Report Response

"the school doesn't seem as ''homey'' as other schools" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much. Didn't get to see much though bc some of the doors were locked, and there weren't many ppl around." More from this Member | Report Response

"the rain (but not the school's fault)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, I love the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"The hospital was kind of empty during the visit (on a Saturday), but people I talked to say there is usually a huge case load." More from this Member | Report Response

"The student population seemed really homogenous (no offense to any UC Davis students), Davis is small and flat and doesn't look particularly exciting" More from this Member | Report Response

"very brief. you interview and that's basically it." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That none of the questions are things you could really expect them to ask" More from this Member | Report Response

"That we had to take pictures. I don't exactly like having my picture taken..." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was told to pause before answering questions and wait before answering. I wish I had listened to this advice more...there were times where I definitely felt like I rambled. Don't feel like you have to fill all the space in the interview. Also, if you have less straightforward career goals such as public health or research make sure you have a concrete plan of how your DVM complements these goals and what steps you will need to get there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions were more ethics-specific than general "getting to know you" (i.e. I was never asked "tell me about yourself" in general terms.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If the large table of food and snacks in the room was for the interviewees or interviewers. I still don't know, but I would have liked some tea." More from this Member | Report Response

"Calm yourself. They were super super nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"There are no ways to go around and see the school if you dont have a your mentor buddy." More from this Member | Report Response

"That they would ask me questions about things I had done two years ago." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was going to go by so fast!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How far my hotel was from the vet school. The campus is huge." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I hadn't stressed so much about housing because after driving around the city calling leasing offices, I found out from my student host the next day that I'll get tons of emails per day from current students looking for new apartment-mates if I'm accepted." More from this Member | Report Response

"It's only 20 minutes from the Jelly Belly factory and the Budweiser factory....fun times with sugar and beer!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice everybody was and how not stressful it would be. Also, I wish I had known what a sarcoid and a hinney were :) Davis prepared me really well for this interview though." More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice the interviewers were going to be. They just want to get to know you." More from this Member | Report Response

"How fast time would fly. I have a tendency to ramble. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That the "technical" questions would be a lot more basic. I kind of over-prepared on that end which was a mistake." More from this Member | Report Response

"That they would ask that extensively about my interest in acupuncture." More from this Member | Report Response

"That they were not going to ask me a to of details relating to the time I spent as a veterinary assistant, although I suppose reviewing a lot of that was good for me anyway. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That I was going to have a practicing small animal vet from San Francisco on my panel." More from this Member | Report Response

"That those monster quick shots you can buy at gas stations give you near epileptic fits of shaking. Seriously, a cup of coffee beforehand next time will do." More from this Member | Report Response

"How laid back the interviewers were." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I knew my student host was going to offer to take me around the school and into her lab. I would have left some time for that after the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Open Wireless Internet (you don't need to be a student)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was predominantly focused on finding out about me, my ambitions, and my experiences. No attempt was made to grill me about my knowledge of veterinary medicine. Overall the interviewers came across as friendly and genuinely interested in what I had to say." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was really casual." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I was way more nervous than I needed to be. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Be prepared to defend any ''flaws'' on your application, even if they don't ask about it directly." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish that I could have known how layed back the interview was going to be. Knowing that would have definitely saved me from stressing out as much!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm an undergrad at Davis, so nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"How absolutely beautiful and laid back the city of Davis and the campus are." More from this Member | Report Response

"Driving from the Bay Area can take you 1 1/2 to 3 hours, depending on traffic. Bring reading material in case you get there early!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Temperatures in the mid-70's plus a full-length suit = very hot and very red in the face." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"that i can establish residency during first year" More from this Member | Report Response

"I attended the orientation, interview workshop and the tour plus I'm already an undergrad at Davis so I felt well prepared" More from this Member | Report Response

"It would rain... a lot." More from this Member | Report Response

"how long the commute from the Bay Area would take me, there was very little traffic so I got there like 2 hours early" More from this Member | Report Response

"the interviewers will stay in the room after you're done, so don't try to be courteous and let them go out first. they'll stand and lead you to the door, so it may look like they are also leaving, but they aren't. I felt a lil' silly after that. " More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I wish the confidentiality didn't extend to family as well because sometimes I like to talk about my experience at the interview because talking to my family helps ease my nerves afterwards (and the majority of the interview experience was the questions) especially in terms of like "how I should've responded", etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wasn't asked anything about topics I had zero experience with (i.e. cows) - they really tailor questions to candidates' backgrounds, so the best thing you can do is avoid stressing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm really grateful to my interview mentor for showing me around and answering my questions. I definitely recommend that you take Davis up on that opportunity." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview was great. We even laughed and talked about meat recipes. I know I missed a few technical questions but I feel like as long as you are easy to talk with and show them youre a real human/not an academic drone, that you should be fine through the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Davis is a good school but they were in the process of changing their curriculum when I applied. For me personally, I figured out there were other schools that fit me and my situation better." More from this Member | Report Response

"Anxiously waiting to hear back from them!! It's a great school!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Again, Davis is my first choice school and I'm holding my breath for a dream-come-true acceptance!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It's really a beautiful school. I'll definitely go if I'm accepted!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewers seemed to want to get to know what I was all about." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was definitely my most positive interview experience (I've only done 3 total, but still...). And Davis is a beautiful school. The students are so much fun and the professors are incredibly friendly. And the anatomy lab is really really really cool :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Relax and be yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"My advice to others: Attend the orientation and take everything they say seriously. If they tell you they will ask you a question, they will. They told us they would ask "why should we pick you" and they did." More from this Member | Report Response

"Davis was a challenging interview but definitely a good experience! They made me work hard and think a lot but all three of my interviewers were open and friendly, and definitely not "out to get me."" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers seemed to have a standard set of questions to ask but really went into depth into my interests and my history. They were interested in how it prepared me for vet school and how it would affect me in vet school." More from this Member | Report Response

"I got asked so many questions that it all seems like a blurr now...." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great experience overall (despite the tough questions I was asked) - - - and despite how much I overanalyzed it...I got in!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview process was pretty laid back, I had a group of older gentleman clinicians that were somewhat critical of my desire to do research, but who could blame them, they were all about the clinical aspect ;). Still, the interview was quick and painless. Makes you wonder how they manage to cut anybody." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall a great experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was about half an hour, but I got asked a lot of questions. We actually ran out of time at the end, so I didn't have time to ask them any questions myself. Overall, it felt like a conservation. The interviewers were a lot nicer than I expected. Also, one of the three was not faculty member, but a small animal practice DVM from the area." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was pretty relaxed, though I felt that the interviewers were trying to rattle me. It's quick, and not worth worrying about. Just go in and get the job done!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Got there early, chatted with the temp and the admissions people, then went in there and did my thing. I was really relaxed, and the interviewers made me feel really comfortable. Just breath and say what you feel." More from this Member | Report Response

"Yep, I had some ''deer-in-the-headlights'' moments and stumbling, but overall, the interview went by quickly. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Only had 2 interviewers because one of them couldn't get away from another appointment. Both interviewers were very nice and did not ''grill'' me on any topics. I was told at the workshop to make the answers succinct so they could learn more from you so I ended up getting asked about 16 questions. It flowed really well and we were even laughing a few times." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was relatively laid back. It was a total range of people interviewing me. The adcomm staff were so nice and encouraging!" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the best interview experiences that I had. Although I wish the whole thing was more than just come and sit down and talk. But I guess that's what they have their interview workshop for!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very good. This was the first interview I had that flowed in a logical manner and made sense you could follow, compared to just asking questions etc... " More from this Member | Report Response

"The three interviewers were extremely friendly; even though they asked me a lot of difficult questions, it never felt confrontational" More from this Member | Report Response

"Two of the interviewers were female, one a professor for poultry medicine, the other a local practicing veterinarian. They were both very nice and took a lot of notes during the interview. The third interviewer was a male professor for biochemistry. He was pleasant and welcoming, but during the interview I caught him doodling on his notes page. I felt the interview was more of a process to get to know me as a person and not just a student. I was asked a couple of technical questions which were simple but the interview is mostly structured as a ''conversation'' guided by the interviewers. Overall, it was a pleasant experience and I left in a good mood!" More from this Member | Report Response

"overall it was ok... again, it was very business like... everyone was nice, but there because they had to be. and to have spent over 9 hours of traveling, more than a 25 minute interaction would have been appreciated" More from this Member | Report Response

"It went very quickly and was fairly relaxed - they asked many questions based on my experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Davis spends less time coddling you than other schools during the day of the interview. There are no other activities planned the day of the interview. They are very professional, but also very personable. My interviewers cracked a few jokes throughout. Some more tips: Be on time; the interviewers are running on a tight schedule. Answer questions directly and assume that in an ethical dilemma, there are no other ''good'' alternatives. This gives you more time to talk about yourself! Don't be afraid to ask clarifying questions or to say you don't know enough about a topic. Good luck!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I went to the workshop and orientation on Sat too. So the tour and such happened then, and I was impressed by everything the first years did for us. The interview itself went by way too fast! I think the only real question I got was ''What have you been doing since the application?'' Everything else was just us talking about my experinces and goals. The receptionist encouraged me to send thank-you notes." More from this Member | Report Response

"very relaxed, and i could tell they wanted me to do well. three interviewers each asking questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"It went by so quick but the questions were pretty standard and mostly based off of my experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a nice interview, I felt like we were chatting rather than being grilled. The interviewers were very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Really positive, the faculty who interviewed me were very friendly and casual, which put me at ease. They didn't grill me or anything and seemed to be enjoying doing interviews (but it's only the first day). I liked the interview workshop and orientation, but it was a pain to have to drive up there twice. We didn't get to see inside a lot of clinical areas (like surgery rooms) because it was the weekend, which was disappointing." More from this Member | Report Response

"it was very brief. pretty relaxed. they asked open ended questions about my experiences. ''tell me about....'' ''how do you feel about...'' they never tried to challenge me on anything I said. I thought they would be harder on me. " More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 35
Faculty member 0
Admissions staff 2
Other 4

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 28
Neutral 13
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.87 55

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 50
Out of state 5

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 19
2-3 hours 17
4-6 hours 11
7+ hours 6

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 16
Automobile 34
Train or subway 0
Other 3

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

Response # Responders
< $100 19
$101-$200 10
$201-$300 6
$301-$400 3
$401-$500 4
$501+ 1

What airport did you use?

Sacramento, CA

Sacramento Airport

OAK

Sacramento

SMF

sac

SFO

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 10
Hotel 17
Home 7
Other 0

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Aggie Inn

Best Western

Best Western Davis

Econolodge

hallmark suite inn

Hotel Davis

Howard Johnson

Motel 6 - Vacaville

Yes

Would you recommend the hotel?

Aggie Inn

Best Western

Best Western Davis

Econolodge

hallmark suite inn

Hotel Davis

Howard Johnson

Motel 6 - Vacaville

Yes

General Info

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

Response Avg # Responders
9.24 58

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
8.19 59

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

Response Avg # Responders
7.32 56

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
6.91 34

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.59 37

0 = low, 10 = high

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

Response Avg # Responders
8.67 33

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Train your tour guide better so they seem more enthusiastic!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Actually take the time to read people's questions they send you in emails. Replying with a link to your website that they clearly state they have looked at is terrible customer service. I haven't once emailed the admissions office and had a helpful response." More from this Member | Report Response

"Perhaps have compost bins especially for the lunch/food. Clearer directions for the bins - the difference between recycling and the bottles/cans was very confusing." More from this Member | Report Response

"no MMI!" More from this Member | Report Response

"NONE" More from this Member | Report Response

"More information, contact, updates during the admissions cycle please!!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Allow students to schedule interview online. It was pretty difficult to get through over the phone once invites were sent out." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish they would send out more updates or utilize an online status check. Whenever I've called or emailed directly, they've been extremely friendly, responsive, and helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Once I received an interview invite, they were awesome, but before that I really had no idea what the status of my application was so I think it would be nice if they could notify us sooner at least of approximate dates for what's going on." More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep us updated on a DAY BY DAY basis via the "current applicants" page on your website. This seems" More from this Member | Report Response

"Be more available. Please return phone calls and emails. Thanks!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Be a little more cohesive, timely and please lie less." More from this Member | Report Response

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